New Zealand mosques: Several dead after shootings in Christchurch.The shooting occurred on 15 March 2019 at 13:40 NZDT (00:40 UTC), when a man shot multiple people in Masjid Al Noor Mosque.
Witnesses told media there were several casualties. Police warned people to avoid the area and all schools and a hospital are in lock down.
Apart from numerous witness reports of casualties, a reporter following the Bangladesh cricket team, currently in New Zealand, tweeted that the team had “escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters”.
Player Tamim Iqbal tweeted that the “entire team got saved from active shooters”.
Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most of the team had gone to mosque by bus and were about to go inside when the incident took place.
“They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel,” he told the AFP news agency.